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About Dr. Menick

Frederick J. Menick, MD
Frederick J. Menick, M.D.

Frederick J. Menick M.D. is recognized as the world's foremost expert in nasal reconstruction, and his expertise is sought after by patients around the globe. 

Described by peers as "the finest nose-maker in the history of medicine" and "the leading specialist in the reconstruction of today's nose," Dr. Menick has developed an innovative approach to aesthetic nasal reconstruction, reinforced by time-tested principles and informed by 35+ years of clinical practice.

Education & Training

Dr. Menick graduated from the Yale School of Medicine. He completed general surgical training at Stanford University and the University of Arizona.

He then specialized in plastic surgery with advanced fellowships at the University of California, Irvine, Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, England, and the University of Miami under D. Ralph Millard, M.D.


"Fred Menick spent a portion of his training years with the great thinker-surgeon Ralph Millard, who was keenly interested in nasal reconstruction and demonstrated his techniques to scores of visiting surgeons.

Building upon the eloquent principles that Millard adhered to and taught throughout his career, Menick has emerged as the world's premier nasal reconstructionist."

– Burt Brent, M.D.

Associations & Appointments

Dr. Menick is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a member of the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, the American Society of Plastic Surgery, and the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.

He is a past president of the Rhinoplasty Society as well as former Chief of Plastic Surgery at both the University of Arizona and the Southern Arizona Veterans Administration Hospital.

Awards & Recognition

Dr. Menick's contributions to the field of plastic surgery have been recognized by numerous honors and awards, including the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons Special Honorary Award for his "significant contributions to the advancement of maxillofacial surgery and his leadership in the specialty" (2015).

He is a two-time recipient of the esteemed James Barrett Brown Prize, presented by the American Association of Plastic Surgery for "advancement of knowledge in the field of plastic surgery" (2003, 1990).


Dr. Menick has authored 100+ book chapters and three acclaimed textbooks on nasal reconstruction, including what is being described by peers as his "magnum opus" and "The Bible of nasal reconstruction," Aesthetic Nasal Reconstruction Principles and Practice.

He has also edited three books on facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and offers a comprehensive overview of nasal reconstruction and rhinoplasty on eMedicine, a web-based clinical reference guide.

Visiting Professorships & Lectureships

A frequently invited speaker and visiting professor, he has given hundreds of lectures at medical society meetings, symposiums, and plastic surgery training programs in more than 30 countries.

See Dr. Menick's lecture schedule